The 7th grade continues their study of ancient Japan. We are learning about their unique geography and lasting culture. The ancient samurai warriors practiced the art of Zen. Today the students created their own Zen gardens while listening to traditional Japanese music. At the end of class everyone was very relaxed! We are looking forward […]
The 6th grade hosted their 1st grade buddies on their trip to China. As the first grade travels the world the sixth grade class is researching landmarks and cities in several of countries and decorating the classroom to reflect the country and the culture. During the trip to China the first graders learned about The […]
The 7th grade enjoyed learning about Chinese dynasties during the 8th to 16th centuries. Some of the dynasties we explored were the Tang, Song, and Ming. Each dynasty had many contributions in different areas including religion, poetry, paintings, and printing. Each student created and illustrated a poem about nature which was a very important theme […]
The middle school students are getting ready to celebrate the many wonderful benefits of a Catholic school education. The theme of Learn, Lead, Serve, and Succeed is being discussed in religion class. The students are learning how to apply these vital skills to their homes, community, and world.
Part of the annual holiday tradition for the 8th grade classes includes writing children stories for the lower grades that incorporate core Catholic values. Past themes include Catholic Virtues and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This year the theme is Spiritual Works of Mercy. The students created Buncees with a story that illustrates how to […]
The 8th grade class completed saint reports last week. The reports included amazing drawings of their saints. They will also be visiting the classrooms on Tuesday as their saint. Each saint reminds us of how to live each day believing in Jesus and serving our communities with love.
The 6th grade has been studying the beginning of civilizations. Part of the reason people could settle and create a city was farming. After trying foods from the ancient times that we still eat today the students designed farms. Our next stop in history is Babylonia!
After reading several passages in the bible about guardian angels the students drew a picture of their angel that helps protect them each day. They also wrote a prayer thanking their angel for keeping them safe. Guardian angels are celebrated each year on October 2.
Today in Middle School collaborative centers the students completed dioramas about different civilizations. Each mixed grade group created a scene from various time periods. The time periods included ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, Middle Ages, Colonial Times, and the Civil War. Each group worked very creatively to make their scenes from daily life.
The 8th grade class has been studying Westward Expansion in United States history. We have had fun as pioneers trying to get across the country playing the Westward Trails game. We have also had sad times learning about how Native Americans were treated during this time of expansion. The class read two different primary source […]